How to fly to Canada for £305

Return flights to Vancouver from London are just £378: Getty Images/iStock
Return flights to Vancouver from London are just £378: Getty Images/iStock

Every so often, Jack Sheldon from Jack’s Flight Club selects a flight deal from the UK for Independent readers that you can’t afford to miss. This week: return flights to Canada from £305.

Fancy a quick trip to Canada? You might do now, with direct flights in the £300s for a return trip return from all over UK and Ireland on Air Transat.

There are some fantastic options here to visit your choice of Canadian city. Canada-bound flights will often show decent fares during the winter months, but are typically quite pricey during the warmer half of the year. At the moment, Air Transat – rated as North America’s best leisure airline – is showing some fantastic fares on its nonstop routes from London, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow. Of course, no stops mean no headaches.

Calgary's Peace Bridge opened in 2012 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Calgary's Peace Bridge opened in 2012 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

How to book

To search for the best dates on this one, I recommend going to Google Flights and selecting your chosen departure and destination airports.

Use a flight search filter to only select 'nonstop' flight options and then click on the calendar tool, which will highlight the best/cheapest travel dates in green.

Once you’ve identified your itinerary, these are best booked directly with Air Transat so there is no need to use an OTA (online travel agent) on this one.

Returns from London (LGW):

Vancouver (YVR) - £378

Toronto (YYZ) - £346

Calgary (YYC) - £384

Montreal (YUL) - £350

Returns from Manchester (MAN):

Vancouver (YVR) - £383

Toronto (YYZ) - £351

Returns from Glasgow (GLA):

Vancouver (YVR) - £378

Toronto (YYZ) - £346

Returns from Dublin (DUB):

Toronto (YYZ) - £305

When to fly:

The best dates are scattered between May – June and September – October

When to book:

These fares should last a few days at least.

Pro tip:

Air Transat makes it quite easy to fly into one city and out of another if you’re planning a multi-city trip or are driving across the country.

Change the flight settings to ‘Multi-City’ in Google Flights to research options.

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